I've been running since University - not always very well, and sometimes under duress, but always loved it once I was out there! My love of running has served me well as I travelled round the world after uni & found running was a great way to see new places and sights, completely for free :-) In my early 20s I moved to London and started running more regularly, entering my first 10k with my flatmate and my best friend Liz. We didn't run particularly fast, but the t-shirt and trophy (which I still have) more than made up for the not so impressive time! We got the bug, and within a year I ran my first London marathon and then went on to run another 4 within the next two years, even picking up a Senior Women's title in my 3rd marathon (tip: pick races where there are hardly any other women your age running!!!) I've now run countless races, including 16 full marathons (including running 3 in 3 days), an ultra, qualified for Boston (which was AWESOME!) and am representing GB at the World Duathlon Championships in 2018 & 2019, and the Euros in 2019 at the Standard Distance (10k run, 40k bike, 5k run). I'm also the Event Director of our local parkrun, Run Director at the junior event and organise the Buckingham 10k.
I've been running on and off for 10 years. in 2013 I completed my first London Marathon; ran several half marathons; set PBs at all distances and, of course, became a fully fledged Warrior. All in all, not a bad effort, really. This year my aim is to carry on the good work and aim for that elusive 90 minute half marathon (or thereabouts!). I'm not that far off but know it will take real warrior spirit to knock off those seconds, which is why most weeks I’ll be leading the charge at the front or sprinting up and down the cycle path, cursing every lamp post on the way. Another goal this year is try out trail running. I've always found it easier to run if you're distracted by the scenery or the odd cow pat so here's to mud, fresh air and brand new trail shoes.
Both of us are UK Athletics Run England Leaders in Running Fitness, and Jane is currently completing the UK Athletics Coaching qualification.